April 18, 2019 /
Love Languages & a Sneak Peek
Let’s talk about love for a minute, shall we? After all, we are wedding photographers and our job is to be surrounded by people in love.
Love is one of those crazy things that if you get to experience it in life you’re considered lucky. It can simultaneously build you up and tear you down. Sometimes it’s the best and worst thing that can happen to you.
(Insert Moulin Rouge Elephant Love Medley break…)
In our world of wedding photography, we’re surrounded by love day-in and day-out. Trust us when we say we’re by no mean experts at love. In fact, if anything, one of the most fascinating parts about our job is getting to see all the different ways people love each other, because no 2 couples are ever the same. And we love getting to capture those ways in our cameras.
It’s honestly amazing all of the ways our couples love each other, their friends, and families. And we’re lucky enough that we get to witness it all. We’ve learned a lot about love from our couples over the years about love (and subsequently marriage). And while we could write books upon books on everything that you amazing people have taught us, we’re not going to bore you with that.
But instead, one thing that a few of you have brought up time and time again that we finally checked out are the 5 Love Languages. Haven’t heard of them?
Here’s a brief rundown:
Everyone gives and receives love differently. There are 5 main ways humans give and receive love, and they can impact how you communicate with your significant other, and how your relationship and marriage change and grow.
- Words of Affirmation
- Acts of Service
- Receiving Gifts
- Quality Time
- Physical Touch
Have you heard of these? Don’t worry, we hadn’t until a few years ago either. Then, one of our good friends, brides, and trusty assistants mentioned that she thought it might be good for us to take the quiz to see which love language Kyle and I are.
Boy, oh boy. If only Melissa (our friend’s name), knew what can of worms she opened.
As it turns out, we (Kyle and I) are fluent in completely different languages. So much so, that my strongest is his weakest and vice versa. Minds blown, let me tell you. All of a sudden so much about the way we communicate with each other made so much more sense. Kyle’s strength (Quality Time), is really, really hard for me to give because I always like to be busy and doing something. My strength (Physical Touch) turned out to be his weakest.
Well, friends, according to this silly quiz, we’re complete opposites and will have a hard time loving each other. Except that this hasn’t been the case at all. In fact, since Melissa suggested we do this, we each have a new-found respect and completely open eyes for each other. Every day we have been working harder to give the other love the way we need it. It’s made communicating with each other easier and now we can both try harder to make sure we’re giving each other 150% of everything that we’ve got in a way that we both understand.
So what’s the point of all this?
Really it’s just to encourage you to find out what your partner’s love language is. Maybe you’ve been hitting the nail on the head the whole time you’ve been together and have no problem giving and receiving love or communicating. Maybe you’re like us, and are completely opposite and can’t figure out why you butt heads sometimes. But here’s the thing.
Once you do find out what your love language is, chances are it will help you grow your relationship and marriage. If anything it might help you understand each better and help you love each other better. Which, you know, of course we would love to see. Because we love, love. (It’s really, honestly true). And we love to see our couples succeed in their lives, relationships, and marriages.
(PS – fun stat for you – out of the over 100 weddings we’ve photographed only 1 couple in 11 years has ever split up. Maybe we’re good luck charms?)
Okay, okay. We promise that we’re done rambling about love. On to the good stuff!
We got to spend a BEAUTIFUL evening at home with Keri and Sam on Sunday for their engagement session. And we are SO EXCITED to finally be releasing their sneak peek! We’ve had the pleasure of knowing Keri and her family for years (we actually got to photograph two of her sisters’ weddings already!), and Sam is quite possibly one of our new favorite people ever. He’s just the sweetest. And watching the way he loves Keri? Just melts our hearts all over the floor into a puddle.
So here you go, Keri and Sam. 🙂 Happy sneak peek, friends!
Love Languages & a Sneak Peek
Engagement Picture Location | Private Home
Family and friends – feel free to pre-register to see Keri and Sam’s gallery as soon as it’s released! We promise it won’t bee too much longer before these two see all of their photos, and then you’ll also get to see them!
Keri and Sam – thank you both SO MUCH for letting us create your engagement pictures at one of your favorite places ever! We had such a great time with you both and can’t wait for you to see the rest of your pictures!